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Tell us about your loved one.
Earl has 4 children, 3 daughters and a son. He loved his children very much and always tried his best to support them. Earl was a social butterfly; he knew every person that walked down the street and he could chat about anything and everything. He was a mechanic and loved anything to do with cars. Earl liked the outdoors; he loved taking walks to the river and spending time in the backyard having bonfires and cooking steaks on the BBQ every Sunday evening.
Tell us about Roland (Earl)'s struggle with addiction
Since Earl was a teen, he experimented with many drugs and along the way he developed alcoholism and an addiction to crack cocaine. For many years, he struggled with these demons and very sadly, he became ill as a result and passed away from complications with this liver and throat.
What made Roland (Earl) smile?
Earl's children made him smile. He was very proud of his daughter and he bragged to his friends about her accomplishments.
What do you miss most about Roland (Earl)?
I (his youngest daughter) miss having my daddy; he went to Heaven when I was only 14. He always made people smile and he protected his family at all times. He was loving, funny and a good person to be around. Everyone that knew him misses him.